Category: New York

Presidential Suite - did you know?

Presidential Suite – did you know?

Well, well, well… I never knew this before.   Apparently, every Presidential Suite out there is supposed to conform to Woodrow Wilson’s specifications: south-facing in the northern hemisphere and north-facing in the southern hemisphere. This type of suite gained its name during Wilson’s presidency – he would insist on hotel rooms with specific requirements for […]

NYC Winter Restaurant Week 2007

NYC Winter Restaurant Week 2007

If you have a favorite restaurant in New York – or some on your wish list you haven’t checked off yet  - the end of this month is the time to make a reservation, save money, and benefit charity at the same time. More than 140 of the city’s top restaurants are participating in Restaurant […]

Ebookers 10 best holiday destinations for 2007

Ebookers 10 best holiday destinations for 2007

January seems to a popular for month for ‘best’ lists, and Ebookers is getting in on the PR game.   These are apparently the 10 best-selling beach and city destinations of the Ebookers worldwide sale, which runs until 31st January 2007: Bangkok Sydney New York Johannesburg Dubai Cape Town Barcelona Miami Perth Orlando

Manhattan for the $199 a night

Manhattan for the $199 a night

Heading to New York  in the next couple of months  and looking for a good hotel at a good price?   If the answer’s ‘yes’, then check out W New York – The Court.   Stay any Thursday, Friday or Saturday night (bar blackout dates which no doubt make the offer not applicable to Valentines) […]

British Airways Club World seat sale

British Airways Club World seat sale

British Airways has cut Club World fares by about $600 round-trip for summer travel from the United States to London, if you purchase tickets by 1st Feb 2007. The sale fares start at $2,888 round-trip New York (JFK)-London (LHR), not including taxes; there is a $30 surcharge for weekend travel. Travel dates to use these […]

America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of 2007

Take note if you’re yet to book a stay for Valentines. We’re still only in January, but the the “Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of 2007″ as chosen by the guidebook publisher, American Historic Inns, Inc, has been revealed as follows: Adobe & Pines Inn – Taos, NM McMillan Inn – Savannah, GA Magnolia Mansion […]

Congo President enjoyed lavish stays at the Waldorf Astoria

Congo President enjoyed lavish stays at the Waldorf Astoria

It’s been revealed by The Sunday Times that the leader of one of Africa’s poorest countries – the Republic of Congo – spent $400,000 on hotel bills as members of his entourage “drank Cristal Champagne and charged tens of thousands of dollars of room service”. President Denis Sassou-Nguesso enjoyed stays at a Waldorf Astoria suite […]

Best luxury hotels as rated by TravelPost readers

Best luxury hotels as rated by TravelPost readers

One blog that I make a point of checking on an occasional basis is Sam Shank’s excellent  TravelPost Insider. One of the main thrusts of the TravelPost website is on hotel reviews (particularly for the US) and, in a recent blog entry, he’s highlighted the hotels achieving the highest ratings from his visitors in 2006. […]

NYC's 10 most decadent dishes

NYC’s 10 most decadent dishes

Adam Platt, a restaurant critic for New York Magazine, shares with us  his ten most decadent dishes from some of New York’s leading restaurants: Foie Gras Shabu Shabu at Masa Roast Suckling Pig  at Eleven Madison Park Kobe Beef  at L’Atelier De Joël Rubochon Truffled Gnudi at Dona Chicken Kiev With Foie Gras Sauce at […]

$1000 ice cream sundae in video

Remember the $1000 sundae I mentioned ages back? Well… I just stumbled upon this YouTube video which talks you through it.

Manhattan's Marrakech Hotel opens Moroccan-themed bar

Manhattan’s Marrakech Hotel opens Moroccan-themed bar

Hank Freid’s Marrakech Hotel NYC at 103rd and Broadway has just gotten chicer with the opening of Kazbar, a trendy bar and lounge located in the lobby of his 125-room Upper West Side hotel. Open only a few weeks, Kazbar has already become a hot spot for the young, international tourists who frequent The Marrakech […]

New Year's Eve at Hotel Gansevoort

New Year’s Eve at Hotel Gansevoort

Ring in 2007 at the Hotel Gansevoort‘s rooftop soiree with dazzling city and river views. The Manhattan hotel’s New Year’s Eve Rooftop Retreat Package includes accommodation for two, one bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne, two tickets to the private rooftop party, access to a premium open bar from 10pm to 1am and one or […]

Mirror Lake Inn Memories

Mirror Lake Inn Memories

The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, an Adirondacks resort which I’ve  blogged about  a few times before, has launched a ‘Your Best Mirror Lake Inn Memory Contest’, an interactive competition that encourages former guests to share their best memories from the inn… for prizes! If you’ve stayed before, visit the Mirror Lake Inn Memories […]

Another apartment in Manhattan's Pierre Hotel up for sale

Another apartment in Manhattan’s Pierre Hotel up for sale

Remember the $70 million penthouse in The Pierre Hotel in New York that I mentioned a few months back?   Well now Yves St. Laurent and his business partner Pierre Bergé are selling their apartment in the same hotel. In fact, it’s been on the market since 2004, but price reductions (most recently to $7.75 […]

UnderSea Resort in Malta

UnderSea Resort in Malta

You may recall me writing about the UnderSea Resort off the coast of Miami earlier this year. Well now UnderSea Resorts is heading for Europe. Qawra Bay in Malta is looking to be the most likely location, with talks with Malta Shipyards Ltd. currently underway. Similar resorts could also become a reality in the Bahamas, […]

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Package from New York's Buckingham Hotel

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Package from New York’s Buckingham Hotel

In an aim (presumably) to get media coverage rather than any serious buyers, the Buckingham Hotel in New York as a Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Package for… wait for it… a mere $75,000.   Needless to say, you’ll get to stay in the hotel’s Martinelli Penthouse, be driven around in a ‘winter white’ vintage Rolls […]

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